2019 Mt Buller Winter Media Guide BSL 2019 Winter Media Guide_fa | Page 23

Story starters at Mt Stirling WRITING A STORY AND NEED A FEW INSIDER TIPS AND LOCAL SECRETS? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED FROM THE BEST TRAILS FOR SNOWSHOE ADVENTURES TO GETTING LESSONS WITH THE PROS. EXPERIENCE FOREST BATHING WARM UP AT THE MT STIRLING CAFE LESSONS WITH AN ‘ADOPTED’ LOCAL The Japanese have been onto the healing powers of ‘shinrin-yoku’ or ‘forest bathing’ for decades. Why not prescribe yourself some time out in nature and let the quiet majesty of our tall Alpine ash forests sooth your mind and soul? The Mt Stirling Cafe is the perfect one-stop cafe for all your food and coffee needs. Whether you are looking for hearty meal, a quick coffee or an afternoon delight. Sit by the wood fire and warm up as you meet the locals and catch up on the low down of everyone’s adventures. A warning - you’ll be tempted to hire a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis and go for a wander yourself! Winter after winter, our good friends from Estonia return for a season down under at Mt Stirling. The former World Champion ski instructors/guides have been welcomed into the community with open arms and know every turn and tree on the mountain - who else would you want by your side on our trails? ALPINE SNOW CAMP Love going on camping trips in the summer and feeling a little more adventurous? Try Mt Stirling’s only ski-in ski-out accommodation, the Alpine Camps located at the Cricket Pitch. The Alpine Camps operated by Stirling Experience allow you to camp in comfort at 1500 metres. With seven accommodation tents (each sleeping four people) surround a central teepee structure designed for dining and relaxing after a day’s adventure with a nice pot belly stove. N EVE R M ISS A MOM E NT MTB U LLE R.C OM.AU The staff are extremely friendly and will give you the best local trail advice and even the best selfie spots to make all your friends jealous! Head to the Mt Stirling website for more information. BIG SHOES TO FILL... One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the natural environment of Mt Stirling is to put on a pair of snowshoes and go for a wander. Explore Mt Stirling’s two interpretive loops around the resort for an engaging and interactive experience as you learn about the local flora and fauna or about the Indigenous Taungurung Clans. Snowshoe up to the Stirling Summit for 360 views, and you may even be able to spot some skiers on Mt Buller. 22